Last updated 18 Nov 2014

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Programmer's Nightmare

For a complete listing of the latest rules (version 3.0) click here!

Rules are now also available in French, with card translations! These were translated by the very capable Jean-Marc Tribet.

Programmer's Nightmare is available NOW as a boxed set. The boxed set includes 59 cards, rules, plastic "Bit" tokens (tiddlywink chips) for 2 to 6 players. In Programmer's Nightmare, players take turns laying out program instructions with "ownership bits" on the cards they play, creating a long line of interrelating program instructions that become more complicated as the program builds. Finally, a player will play a RUN card and set the program running. Who will survive the convolutions of the program? That's anyone's guess; each player decides if and how their own program instructions will function! This is a fun game, but it does require quite a bit of thinking! It only costs $13, if you want to order it, go back to our order page for ordering instructions.

For those with more convoluted minds, there is a "Version 2" of the game in the rules; the program is dealt out at random in a loop, the players take turns claiming instructions that they think will let them win the game. Much of this game's strategy is based upon the initial selection of Program Instructions.

For those that have played before, or have any questions about ProgNit, please take a look at the FAQ listing. Here are some sample pictures of ProgNit cards, just to give you a taste;

More information and pictures of the game are available at Board Game Geek

To see ordering instructions, go to the Ordering Instructions.

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